Conrad Martens, England/Australia 1801-1878 / Forest, Cunningham's Gap 1856 / Watercolour on paper / Purchased 1998 with funds raised through The Conrad Martens Queensland Art Gallery Foundation Appeal and with the assistance of the Queensland Government's special Centenary Fund / Collection: Queensland Art Gallery

We consider depictions of the land

Highlighted in our third post on your Australian Art Collection reimagined are works which are included in the chronological ‘spine’ along the back wall of the Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Galleries. Adjacent to Dale Harding’s wall commission view works from both the European landscape tradition and representations of country by Aboriginal artists. RELATED: Dale Harding SIGN…

Under the jacaranda: Synonymous with spring in Brisbane

Jacarandas are synonymous with spring in Brisbane. As the weather warms up each October, the trees lining our streets suddenly burst with that characteristic purple – a sign of picnic days and tropical rain storms to come. Why don’t you spend a Sunday morning visiting ‘Under the jacaranda’ then catch the citycat to the Brisbane…

Under the jacaranda: Queensland’s favourite painting

Kerry Gillett shares her thoughts on Queensland’s favourite painting Under the jacaranda 1903 by R Godfrey Rivers, and also one of Gillett’s favourite works in the Collection. RELATED: Under the jacaranda SIGN UP NOW: Like to be the first to know? Subscribe to QAGOMA Blog for the latest announcements, acquisition highlights, behind-the-scenes features, and artist stories. Asking me which…

The Founding Years 1895–1915: A Collection for Queensland

To celebrate the 120 years of the Queensland Art Gallery, we present an exhibition of the state collection’s earliest works. Not only is the exhibition an opportunity to learn about the Collection and about this slice of Queensland’s cultural history, but also it has resulted in the conservation of many of our oldest works, preserving…